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How strong are the winds?

by Bryan Painter Published: April 16, 2014
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From the National Weather Service, Norman Forecast Office:

Elevated to critical fire weather conditions will occur today due to dry conditions, low humidity, and strong winds.

Rain returns Thursday during the day, with thunderstorms possible by this weekend.

Strong to severe storms may occur on Sunday.

According to the Hazardous Weather Outlook from the National Weather Service, Norman, 

“A storm system will move across the Central and Southern Plains
over the weekend with a chance of thunderstorms. Sufficient
instability will exist by Sunday for a few strong to possibly
severe storms.”

How strong are the winds? Here’s a look at some of the stronger wind gusts recorded in the last hour

at Oklahoma Mesonet weather network locations:

 

As of 12:29 pm CDT, Apr 16, 2014, there have been 8 Wind Gusts of 45 mph or more in the last 1 hour.
Station
Wind Gusts
Date Time
Date Time
Red Rock
45 mph
Apr 16 11:25 AM CDT
Apr 16 11:25 CDT
Blackwell
45 mph
Apr 16 11:35 AM CDT
Apr 16 11:35 CDT
Breckinridge
49 mph
Apr 16 11:40 AM CDT
Apr 16 11:40 CDT
El Reno
46 mph
Apr 16 11:40 AM CDT
Apr 16 11:40 CDT
Vinita
45 mph
Apr 16 11:40 AM CDT
Apr 16 11:40 CDT
Blackwell
46 mph
Apr 16 11:45 AM CDT
Apr 16 11:45 CDT
Minco
46 mph
Apr 16 11:45 AM CDT
Apr 16 11:45 CDT
Wynona
46 mph
Apr 16 12:05 PM CDT
by Bryan Painter
Assistant Local Editor
Bryan Painter, assistant local editor, has 31 years’ experience in journalism, including 22 years with the state's largest newspaper, The Oklahoman. In that time he has covered such events as the April 19, 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah...
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